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Head of Banking Partnerships and International Licensing


We are The Mobile Bank.
Our vision is to build a bank the world loves to use.
Technology and design empower everything we do.

N26 is Europe’s first Mobile Bank with a full European banking license. We have 3.5 million customers across 26 markets. Our team of over 1300 employees in 5 locations is concentrated on reinventing the banking experience for the digital generation. Valentin Stalf and Maximilian Tayenthal founded N26 in 2013 and launched the initial product in early 2015. Since January 2015, N26 has been available for Android, iOS, and desktop. N26 has raised more than $500 million from investors including Insight Venture Partners, GIC, Tencent, Allianz X, Peter Thiel’s Valar Ventures, Li Ka-Shing’s Horizons Ventures, Earlybird Venture Capital, Greyhound Capital, Battery Ventures, in addition to members of the Zalando management board, and Redalpine Ventures.

As Head of Banking Partnerships and International Licensing, you will take end-to-end ownership for strategic projects related to our global roll-out as we prepare to significantly expand our global footprint. When entering new markets, you will identify strategic and operational challenges related to establishing new banking entities and/or partnering agreements on a global basis. You will collaborate across the business and with external regulators to understand how our international expansion affects our product offering, tech stack, organizational structure, and corporate governance. As we expand, this is a high impact role with deep exposure to the intersection of fintech, banking, project management, and international expansion.

Once here you will

  • Take ownership for our international licensing and partnering strategy, with end-to-end ownership for strategy, execution, submission, and roll-out in both established and new markets
  • Create, lead and complete complex, high-impact licensing projects, ranging from obtaining licenses through to implementing organizational requirements as necessitated by these licenses
  • Be responsible on a group level to negotiate terms and conditions, and proactively manage N26’s strategic bank partnerships
  • Over time, build and lead a high-performing team that drives robust, scalable solutions to guarantee our ability to operate in new and existing markets
  • Collaborate with a diverse range of stakeholders, leveraging networks both internally and externally, to successfully apply subject matter expertise to the projects you and your team drives
  • Act as the main business partner to the N26 management team for licensing and partnering projects, reporting on your team's success, performance measurement, milestones and potential roadblocks
  • Act as an important point of contact to local regulators during an application period

What you will bring along

  • Excellent track record of delivering successful, complex projects within a global matrix environment, ideally within financial services, banking or FinTech
  • Accomplished people and project leadership background, you're a leader who inspires, leads by example, demonstrates good judgment, and with a proven track record of motivating and mentoring teams who can also lead projects hands-on
  • Outstanding communication and relationship management skills, with the ability to build relationships with stakeholders across all levels
  • Analytical mindset: you’re adept at connecting the dots and have a focus on accuracy and attention to detail
  • Deep knowledge of project management methodologies that will allow N26 to execute high-quality projects at scale and speed

What we offer

  • High degree of autonomy
  • Working with international, highly engaged peers
  • Flat hierarchy and open communication
  • Getting things done attitude
  • Keep up to date with our InsideN26 Magazine
  • A stack of the most modern technologies
  • Travel in style with N26 You
  • Personal Development Budget 
  • Subsidized transit pass
  • Perks including German Classes, Dogs @ Work, Urban Sports Club and more 
  • Find a career path. Not just a job. Some of our benefits and rewards can be found on our careers website

Sound good? Send us your application online, and we’ll get back to you soon.